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Panasonic 



FM-AM Digital Ciocit Radio 
RC-6099 

Operating Instructions 




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plasM naad th«« imtructiarAccimplobatv. 



Thank you for purchasing the FM- 
AM Digital Clock Radio, RC-6099. 



For optimum performance and 
safety, please read these instruc- 
tions carefully. 



Table of Contents 



Precautions 4 

Safety 4 

Installation 4 

Environment 4 

Placement 5 

Maintenance 5 

Service 5 

Sure Time Battery 

Back-up 6 

Battery installation 6 

When replacing the battery 6 

Operation 7 

Notes 7 

To Set the Correct Time .... e 

Helpful Hints 9 

How to use with earphone 9 

Front Panel Controls and 

Functions io 

Radio Operation 12 

Antennas 12 

Operation for Dual Wake-Up 

System 13 

Alarm lime setting 13 

Radio alarm (ALARM 1 ) 14 

Buzzer alarm (ALARM 2) 15 

Combination of the alarm 1 and the 

alarm 2 16 



Special Features 17 

Doze operation 17 

Radio sleep timer 18 

Radio sleep timer and alarm 19 

Product Service is 

Specifications 19 

Index Back cover 



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•The following mark and symbols are 
located on bottom of the unit. 



A 


CAUTION 


A 




CAI/TION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC 
SHOCK. DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS. 
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS 
INSIDE. 

REFER SERVICINO TOQUAUFtEO 
SERVICE PERSONNEL 



A 



The lightning flash with arrow- 
head symbol, within an equi- 
lateral triangle, is intended to 
alert the user to the presence 
of uninsulated ••dangerous 
voltage" within the product's 
enclosure that may be of suf- 
ficient magnitude to constitute 
a risk of electric shock to per- 
sons. 



WARNING: 

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR 
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EX- 
POSE THIS APPUANCE TO RAIN 
OR MOISTURE. 



A The exclamation point within 
an equilateral triangle is in- 
tended to alert the user to the 
presence of important oper- 
ating and maintenance (ser- 
vicing) instructions in the lit- 
erature accompanying the 
appliance. 



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Precautions 



Before using this unit please read these 
operating instructions carefully. Talce spe- 
cial care to follow the warnings indicated 
on the unit itself as well as the safety 
suggestions listed below. 
Aften/vards keep them handy for future 
reference. 

Safety 

1. Power Source - The unit should be 
connected to power supply only of the 

type described in the operating in- 
structions or as marked on the unit. 

2. Polarization - If the unit is equipped 
with a polarized AC power plug {a plug 
having one blade wider than the other), 
that plug will fit into the AC outlet only 
one way. This is a safety feature. If you 
are unable to insert the plug fully into 
the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the 
plug should still fall to fit. contact your 
electrician to replace your obsolete 
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose 
of the polarized plug. 



3. Power Cord Protection - AC power 
supply cords should be routed so that 
they are not likely to be walked on or 
pinched by items placed upon or 
against them. Never take hold of the 
plug or cord if your hand is wet, and 
always grasp the plug body when 
connecting or disconnecting it. 

4. Nonuse Periods - When the unit is not 
used, turn the power off. When left 
unused for a long period of time, the 
unit shouM be unplugged from the 
household AC outlet. 



Installation 

Environment 

1. Water and Moisture - Do not use this 
unit near water — for example, near a 
bathtub, washbowl, swimming pool, or 
the like. Damp basements should also 
be avoided. 



2. Heat - The unit should be situated 
away from heat sources such as ra- 
diators and the like. It also should not 
be placed in temperatures less than 5*^0 
(41 "^F) or greater than 35X {95T). 



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Placement 



Ventilation - The unit should be 
situated so that its location or position 
does not interfere with its proper 
ventilation. Allow 10 cm (4") clearance 
from the rear of the unit. 
Foreign Material » Care shouid be 
taken so that objects do not faii into and 
liquids are not spilled into the unit. Do 
not subject this unit to excessive 
snr^ol^e, dust, mechanlcai vibration, or 
shock. 

Magnetism - The unit should be 
situated away from equipment or de- 
vices that generate strong magnetism. 



5. Surface - Place the unit on a flat, level 

surface. 

6. Carts and Stands - The unit should be 
used only with a cart or stand that is 
recommended by the manufacturer. 
The unit and cart combination should 
be moved with care. Quick stops, 
excessive force, and 
uneven surfaces may 
cause the unit and cart 
combination to overturn. 

7. Wall or Ceiling Mounting - The unit 
should not be mounted to a wad or 





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Sure Time Battery Back-Up 



The back-up battery will keep the clock The alarm "memory" is not affected by a 
and alarm time during a power interruption. power interruption — so there is no need to 
When power is resumed, the digits of the reset the alarm, 
clock will illuminate and will show the time. 

Battery installation 




1 Connect a 9-Volt battery 
(not included) to the snaps, 
observing correct polarity. 

A battery installed with incorrect 
polarity may leak and damage the 

unit 



2 Place the battery In the 
compartment by Inserting It 
In the direction of the arrow 
©, while pushing the bat- 
tery holder in the direction 
of the arrow O. 
Note no battery cover is used. 



When replacing the battery 



Unplug the AC power cord from the AC 
outlet. After several seconds, plug it back 
into the outlet. If the digits flash con- 
tinuously, replace the battery with a new 
one. 

Replace the battery with a new one after 

one year of use (most batteries have a 
shelf life of approximately one year). 



If an extended power failure or interruption 
occurs, replace the battery with a new one. 



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Operation 



The sure time battery back-up is designed 
to hold the present time and the alarm time 
in the memory in the event of a power 
failure or interruption. (Such as when 
moving this unit to a different room.) 
Whenever a power interruption occurs, the 
digits on the clock display will disappear. 
However, even though the clocl^ face is 
completely blacked out, the 9-volt back-up 
battery will take over as the power source 
and the present time and the alarm time 
will be presen/ed. 



Even if the power is not resumed by the 
wake-up time, the buzzer alarm will acti- 
vate. 



Notes 

When the set is unplugged (not in use) for 
a long time, remove the back-up battery to 
prevent possible battery leakage. 

Power failures may occur at any time of the 
night or day and can be of a long or short 
duration. 

Most failures are so short that people don't 
even notice the interruption. These inter- 
ruptions do, however, affect clocks which 
do not incorporate a battery back-up. 

If the power is not resumed by the wake-up 
time, the radio alanm will not activate. 



If the back-up battery goes dead during a 
power interruption, the present time and 
alarm time must also be reset after the 
intemjption. 

The back-up battery will be exhausted 
after about 1 4 hours of total (accumulative) 

use, (The battery life will vary depending 
on the frequency of the power interrup- 
tion.) 

After a power interruption, the time shown 
in the display window may not be always 
conrect (It may gain or lose about six 
minutes per hour). 



To Set the Correct Time 

To set the correct time on the clock 
display, use the following procedure. 



1 Connect the 
AC power cord 




2 TIME SET 
FWD-FAST-REV 



3 BRIGHTNESS 
HIGH* .LOW 



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Connect the AC power cord 
to your household AC pow- 
er outlet. 

The dock display will begin to flash 
continuously. 

While pressing the off/time 
set button, press and hold 
the time set buttons until 
the correct time appears on 
the clock display. 

The digits should stop flashing. 

To forward or reverse the displayed 
time rapidly, press and hold the FAST 
button with the FWD or REV button. 

To fonA/ard or reverse the displayed 
time minute by minute, press the 
FWD or REV button repeatedly. 



The seconds are automatteally set to 
"0" when the FWD or REV button is 

pressed. 

Observe the PM indicator. A green 
dot (PM indicator) indicates "PM" and 
no dot indicates "AM". 

3 Set the brightness selector 
to "HIGH" or "LOW". 

To increase the brightness of the time 
display, set this selector to "HIGH"; to 
decrease it, set to "LOW". 

The correct time can usually be obtained 
by listening for time checks on the radio or 
from telephone time sennces. 

The time set (FWD-FAST-REV) buttons 
can only activate when the off /time button 



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Helpful Hints 



Keep the set away from heating devices Do not unplug the AC power cord by 
and electrical noise generating devices pulling on the cord. To do so may cause 
such as fluorescent lamps and motors. premature failure or shock hazard. 



The set should be kept free from dust, If the set is not going to be used for a long 
moisture, and vibration, and should not be period of time, remove the back up battery 
exposed to direct sunlight. to prevent possible damage due to battery 

leakage. 

Do not clean the plastic cabinet with 
benzine or thinner. Clean it with a solution 
of soap and water. 

Avoid spray-type insecticides. Some in- 
secticides contain chemicals that could 
cause cabinet deformation. 

Do not connect the set to an AC outlet 
other than one supplying the specified 
voltage. 

Avoid cuts, scratches, or poor connections 
in the AC power cord which may result in 
fire or electric shock hazard. Also exces- 
sive bending, pulling, or splicing of the cord 
should be avoided. 



How to use with earphone 

Connect an earphone (not included) to the 
earphone jack. 

When using an earphone avoid high 
volume levels, which may damage your 
ears. 

Never fall asleep while using an earphone. 

When earphone is in use, the buzzer alarm 
and radio alarm will still function, but only 
the buzzer alarm wilt be heard from the 
speaker. 



Front Panel Controls and Functions 




® Doze button (DOZE) 

When the alarm activates, but you do 
not wish to wake up immediately, press 
this button. The alarm will be quiet for 7 
minutes, then the alarm will operate 
again. 

® Sleep button (SLEEP) 

Press this button when you wish to fall 
a sleep while listening to music. 

® Off/time «et button (GD/TIME SET) 

Press this button to shut off radio, 
alarm, doze and sleep operation. 

® Radio button (RADIO) 

Press this button to listen to the radio. 

(D Alarm 1 and 2 selectora 
(1— ALARM— 2) 

Set the alarm 1 selector to "RADIO", 
the alarm 1 indicator will light up. Set 
the alamn 2 selector to "BUZZER", the 
alarm 2 indicator will light up. 

® AC power cord 

® Speaker 

® Volume control (VOLUME) 



@ Back-up battery compartment 
[bottom] 

@ Band selector (BAND) 

Select the desired band. 

@ Tuning control (TUNING) 

@ Alarm 1 and 2 display/adjust buttons 
(DISPLAY/ADJUST) 
Set the desired time by the time set 
buttons, while pressing this button. If 
the alann 1 and 2 display/adjust but- 
tons are pressed at the same time, the 
clock display shows the atanm 1 time. 

® PM Indicator (PM) 

® Clock display 

@ Alarm 1 and 2 Indicators 

@ Earphone jack ( 3 ) 

@ Brightness selector (BRIGHTNESS) 

To increase the brightness of the time 
display, set this selector to 'HIGH", to 
decrease it, set to "LOW". 

® Time set buttons (TIME SET) [sMe] 

The FWD button fonwards the display- 
ed time and the REV button reverses it. 
To forward or reverse the displayed 
time rapidly, press and hold the FAST 
button with the FWD or REV button. 



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Radio Operation 




1 Press the radio button. 

2 Set the band selector to 
"FM" or "AM". 

3 Tune in the desired station 
with the tuning control. 

Antennas 



4 Adjust the volume control 
to the desired level. 

5 To turn off the radio, press 
the off/time set button. 

During the radio operation, the radio dial is 
illuminated, ft is convenient to see the 
radio drat in a dark room. 



FM 

The AC power cord functions as an FM 
antenna. To obtain the best FM reception, 
extend and change the direction of the AC 
power cord. 



AM 

A sensitive ferrite core antenna is built in 
this set to assure excellent AM reception in 
most areas. To improve the reception of 
weak stations, turn the set in the direction 
which gives the best results. 



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Operation for Dual Wake-Up System 



This set incorporates a dual wake-up any desired wake-up time in the foltowing 
system, you can set each alarm time to way. 




1 Press and hold the alarm 1 
(or 2) display/adjust button. 

The clock display shows "l^''uu'\ 

2 While pressing the alarm 1 
(or 2) display/adjust button, 
press and hold the time set 
buttons until the desired 
wake-up time appears on 
the clock display. 

Make sure the AM or PM setting is 
correct. 



3 Release the alarm 1 (or 2) 
display/adjust button, and 
the present time is restored 
on the clock display. 

To make sure of the preset time, 
press the alarm 1 (or 2) display/adjust 
button again. 
- If the alarm 1 and 2 display/adjust 
buttons are pressed at the same time, 
the clock display shows the alarm 1 
time. 



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Operation for Dual Wake-Up System 

(continued) 

Radio alarm (ALARM 1) 



Set the desired 
wake-up time 
on aJarnr) 1. 
(See page 13.) 



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At the wake-up 
time, the radio 
alarm wili 
activate. 




3 Receive the 
desired 
broadcasting 
station 

(See page 12.) 



1 Set the alarm 1 selector to 
"RADIO". 

The alarm 1 indicator will light up. 

2 Set the desired wake-up 
time on alarm 1. 

(See page 13.) 

3 Tune in the desired broad- 
casting station. 

(See page 12.) 

4 Press the off/time set but- 
ton. 



At the set wake-up time, the 
radio alarm will activate. 

The alarm will automatically shut off 
in about 59 minutes. 

Tender wakeHip 

When the radio alarni is activated a 
low volume setting will be heard. The 
volume wili then gradually increase to 
the level previously set by the volume 
control knob. 

To shut off the alarm before 
automatic shut-off, press 
the off/time set button. 



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Buzzer alarm (ALARM 2) 



1 



OFF* •BUZZE R 



BUZZER 



2 Set the desired 
wake*up time 
on alarm 2. 
(See page 13.) 



At the wake-up 
time, the buzzer 
alarm will 
acthrate. 




1 Set the alarm 2 selector to 
"BUZZER". 

The alarm 2 indicator will light up. 

2 Set the desired wake-up 
time on alarm 2. 

(See page 13.) 

3 At the set wake-up time, the 
buzzer alarm will activate. 

The alarm will automatically shut off 
In about 59 minutes. 



4 To shut off the alarm before 
automatic shut-off, press 
the off/time set button. 



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Operation for Dual Wake-Up System 

(continued) 

Combination of the alarm 1 and 

the alarm 2 



OFF • •RADIO 



RADIO 



OFF* aBUZZEn 

rem 



8UZZER 




The radio alarm and the buzzer alarm are Combination of the Alarm 1 and the Alarm 
set at the same time, both alarnis will 2 permits the following convenience, 
activate simultaneously. 



Example 

Set the wake up time for weekday on the 
Aiami 1, and for weekend on the Alarm 2. 



Wake-up time for 
weekday 




Alarm 1 "RADIO'* 

Alarm 2 "OFF* 



The alarm will activate automatically at the 

same time every day. 

Make sure to set the Aianm 1 and 2 



Wake-up time for 
weekend 




Alarm 1 "OFP' 

Alarm 2 "BUZZER*' 



selector to ''OFF* when you want to cancel 
the aianm. 



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Special Features 

Doze operation 




When the alarm activates, but you do not 
wish to wake up immediately, press the 
doze button. 

The alarm will be quiet for 7 minutes, then 
the alarm will operate again. 



If you do not need doze time and want to 
cancel the alarm, press the off/time set 
button. 



While pressing the doze button, the 
seconds will also appear. (At this time, the 
dock display changes from hours and 
minutes to minutes and seconds.) 



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Special Features (contrnued) 
Radio sleep timer 




You can set the clock radio to play up to 59 
minutes, then shut off automatically, 

1 Press and hold the sleep 
button until the length of 
time for which you wish to 
listen to the radio. 

Watch the display as it counts back- 
wards from 59 to 00. 
Release at time desired. When you 
release the sleep button, the correct 
time returns on the display. 
During radio-listening, you can con- 
firm the number of minutes remaining 
by pressing the sleep button and 
reading at the display. 



You can change the length of time for 
which you wish to listen to the radio 
with the time set button while press- 
ing the sleep button. 

To cancel the sleep timer 
and shut off the radio, press 
the off/time set button. 



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Radio sleep timer and alarm 



You can set the dock radio to play for the 
desired time (up to 59 minutes) and shut 
oft automatically, then activate the alarm l 

1 Set the desired wake-up 
time and select the desired 
alarm mode (alarm 1 and/ 
or alarm 2) as instructed 
above. 



and/or alarm 2 automatically at the desired 
wake-up time, 

2 Set the desired length of 
time for which you wish to 
listen to the radio. 

(See page 18.) 



Product Service 

Do not attempt to remove the cover(s) or 
repair the unit yourself. Refer servicing to 
qualified personnel only. 

Product information 



For product service, product information or 
assistance in product operation, refer to 
the servicenter directory. 



Specifications 

Power 

Requirement: AC; 120 V, 60 Hz 

Power consumption; 
6W 

Battery; 9V{006P/ 
6F22) 

Radio Frequency 
Range: FM; 88-108 MHz 

AM; 525-1705 kHz 



Speaker: 8 cm (3") 

Dimensions 
(WxHxD): 231 x60x 1 53 mm 

(9y8"X2%"x6Vi6'') 
Weight: 680 g(1 lb.8oz) 

without battery 

Design and Specificatk>ns are subject to 
change without notice. 



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Index 



Alarm 1 and 2 display/ 

adjust buttons 13 

Alarm 1 and 2 selectors 

(1-ALARM-2) 14,15 

Band selector 12 

Doze button 17 

Off/time set button 8J2 

Radio button 12 

Sleep button 18, 19 

Tender wake-up 14 

Time set buttons 8 

Tuning control 12 



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Division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America 

One Panasonic Way, Secaucus. New Jersey 07094 

Panasonic Sales Company 

Division of Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico, Inc. 

San Gabriel Industrial Park 
65th Infantry Ave. Km.9.5 
Carolina. P.R. 00830 



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